This program connects fundamental research with its applications and integrates genetics, gene technology, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, and bioinformatics. All these disciplines have a common basis in molecular genetics, which is the discipline that explains how the information in the genes is expressed and how it can give rise to various traits of an organism. Emphasis is also put on genetic mechanisms underlying disease, genetic mapping, molecular genetic techniques and diagnostic methods.
Special features of the program:
• Courses in genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology and medical genetics.
• Courses contain practical training in molecular biology techniques.
• Includes training in the innovation process, entrepreneurship, and the commercialization of biotechnology.
Course of study (with number of credits): Methods in Molecular Biology (15, compulsory), Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes (15, compulsory), Molecular Microbiology (15, optional), Genetic Analysis I (7.5, compulsory) + Genetic Analysis II (7.5, optional), Molecular Biotechnology (15, compulsory), Bioinformatics and Sequence Analysis (7.5, optional), Programming using Phyton (7.5, optional), Master’s degree project of 30, 45 or 60 credits.
For the full list of electives, see www.biology. lu.se/master-programme-molecular-genetics-and-biotechnology.
Most courses are full-time studies, and you usually take only one course at a time. The courses are typically teaching-intensive with lectures, seminars, theoretical and practical exercises as well as self-studies. During one semester you normally take two courses of 15 credits (i.e. a total of 60 credits per year).
The knowledge and skills you will gain on this program open doors to employment within many sectors in the industry, academia, and society, for example in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries or within agencies concerned with patent and legal issues, education or research funding.
The program provides you with a solid grounding for Ph.D. studies. A majority of the students that graduate from the program continues with Ph.D. studies, often within the biomedical research field.
Read more about this program on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/Molecular-Biology-Genetics-Biotechnology
Why Lund University?
Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Rankings 2017/2018, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.
If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.
The University is located in Lund – a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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Last updated December 10, 2017